At least six persons were said to have died after drinking local gin allegedly served by a friend in Ogbogbo community, Ijebu-North East Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The incident, it was gathered, occurred on Tuesday, 18 July 2023 at a joint where seven friends had gathered for merry-making.
It was learnt that all the six persons who drank the alcohol died, except the man who supplied the drink from his house and did not drink from it.
Locals disclosed that the six dead persons and the suspect had earlier engaged in an argument, which was later settled.
To reconcile with his friends, the suspect reportedly donated the local gin, a bottle of which he reportedly went home to fetch.
It was also gathered that a few hours after they had the friends had departed to their various destinations, news filtered in that two of the friends died while four others were hospitalised.
The source added that “the other four persons died the following day. Six people have been confirmed dead. The whereabouts of the man who brought the alcohol is yet to be known.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, when contacted confirmed the sad incident, saying the families of the victims have decided not to press charges.
“I just confirmed something like that occurred, but the families said they are not pressing charges and prefer to bury their dead,” Odutola stated.
Source: Daily Post
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